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The church today is halted between two opinions. They do not know whether they want to serve the God who Crucified His Only Begotten Son to save them from their sins, or whether they want to pursue the idolatry and vain manner of living that is typical of American society today. What the Spirit wants to impress upon you this hour is that what passes for Christianity in the churches today is unacceptable to Him. No one can be in love with Grace and in love with sin at the same time. Paul addressed this in Romans.
Read closely. Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:1 ¶ What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

So, is Paul by-polar in his Theology? First he said in chapter 5 verse 20 that when sin abounds grace will even more abound. I mean that is a sinners paradise! I can sin all I want and God’s Grace will cover the expense! Sadly many in our “Churches” live as if sin is OK because Christ already was Crucified to make payment. That statement ought to bring chills up our spine! Yikes. But how many times have I been told, “preacher, it’s OK, God will forgive me.” Countless. Way to many for my comfort and theirs as well I assure you. Christian, if I may be so bold, if you think Jesus Christ died on that Cross so you can “ continue in sin” you are in for a big surprise! Not a good prize either!

No, Paul is not by-polar in his Theology. He corrects the grace abounding when sin abounds statement in chapter 6. “How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” We can’t! Period! End of discussion! No one who died with Christ can “continue in sin.” So many have a problem with this. In fact I have preached this many times and have gotten some dirty looks. All I can say is this; If you do not like the truth about Grace and sin then take it up with God. It is Unacceptable to God for anyone to claim Jesus Christ and at the same time claim sin as their prized possession! Does this mean we won’t “struggle” with sin while still in the flesh? If you are still in the flesh you have not died yet and been Born again! The flesh always wants to sin. But Grace is Greater than all our sins! Grace gives us the power over sin! In fact Jesus Christ is Grace and He Atoned for all sin when He suffered on that Cross! So, are you focused on your flesh or on Grace? Don’t be halted between two opinions.

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We know God is Love…..Agape’….. We should never want anything but Agape’….. We should never want the worlds version of Love. Why? Because the worlds version of Love is nasty, disgusting and Vain! The world views love through the flesh only and cannot see past its own self-centered, self-seeking, self-gratifying, seductive mind! But True Love is defined in the Bible and is the Kind of Love that can Only be achieved through Jesus Christ! His kind of Love is Pure, Holy and Righteous! Our hearts should yearn for Jesus kind of Love! Seek His Love O my soul! Should always be our prayer! The Bible teaches us to Draw near to God and He will Draw near to us. Well drawing near to our Father is up to us. Seek God with a Pure heart (not perfect) and we shall find that our Heart’s need to be Stretched out in order to receive more Agape’…Holiness and Purity…..This we know is Agape’ Love as expressed by Jesus Christ! His Crucifixion and Resurrection!

 

When Jesus Called me to Minister to the Souls of men it shook me to the Core of my being. I had to get to the place where I was willing to die for the ones He lead me to Minister too. Why? Because Jesus died for them! If Jesus Loves them enough to die for them then I must think highly of their souls worth! This Holy and Pure Love we seek within our hearts can only be explained by Holy Scriptures.

 

 

 

In a World that is lost and does NOT know the meaning of Love there comes the Mighty EXPRESSION of True Love through the Manifest Word of God, Jesus Christ! The following is God’s kind of Love:

1Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

 

 

Doesn’t matter how eloquently you can speak one or more languages! What matters is the motive behind the words. If not spoken in Love then you are only making noise and wagging your tongue!

 


2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

 

 

 

You are nothing if you know all knowledge and can speak with enthusiasm if you don’t have true love! You are nothing even if you have a strong faith without Love! Love is more Vast than the Universe. The Universe cannot even Contain Agape’ Love because God is Love and He contains the Universe. Do we want that kind of Love? Do we want our hearts Stretched with His Love?

 


3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 

 

 

So verse 3 really speaks volumes about true love. Why? If we give away all we have or even die a brutal death by burning at the stake and don’t posses love we have gotten no where! Because Love expects nothing in return!

 


4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

 

 

 

Love is patient, are we patient in His Eternal Purpose? Is longsuffering a desire we have? The Lord Jesus “suffered long” for us and we should also seek His patience! Without patience it is not true Love! We must be patient on the Lord of all love and with others we cherish! Not a single person reading this has arrived at perfection! We are all under construction by God’s law of Love!

 

 

Love is kind. The Greek definition of kindness is simply; to show oneself useful, i.e. act benevolently. So, if we are seeking Agape’ Love we MUST show ourselves useful to others. God always acts in our benefit! He always wants the best for His children. If we want to experience this type of love we must treat others as God treats us!

 

 

 

Love does not envy (desire or be jealous over). If we seek Agape’ Love it cannot be envious! If it is, then it is of the flesh and is not Agape’! So many think they are in love with someone yet they are envious of others in theirs lives. For example; Many seeking marriage oftentimes highjack their significant other by being envious over people they loved in the past or even present. This is not true Love at all! We must not be envious. Love them for who they are, not who they were!

 

 

Love does not boast (meaning to Brag). Why? What is there to brag? If you think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, then you do not know what love is to begin with! God gave us the example through His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ! If there is something to boast, then boast in what the Lord has done!

 

 

Love is not proud. (Puffed up). The opposite of pride is humility! Love is Humble! Always agrees with God! Always submits! Are we seeking True Love? Then Humble your-Self! Again Jesus is our example. He was always submissive to His Fathers Will. So should we! Jesus humbled Himself to come to this corrupt World and then humbled himself even more when He went to the Cross of Calvary to Purge your sins and mine from our record! Love is NEVER proud but is ALWAYS humble!

 


5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

 

 

 

Love is not rude. In other words love never acts unseemly, not proper or appropriate Are we rude? Then we are not in Agape’! Why would you be rude to the one you love?

 

 

 

Love is not self-seeking. Are we seeking self gratification? Then we are not in Love! So many get confused about love especially when it comes to sexuality. Love never seeks fulfillment when both parties are not participating in the God given act of marital intimacy!

 

 

 

Love is not easily angered. Do we find ourselves becoming angry with God? Angry with our spouse? Then we are not in love with God or our spouse! Notice it says “easily angered.” Here is the Greek definition; to sharpen alongside, i.e. (figuratively) to exasperate:–easily provoke, stir. If we are easily provoked then we may be self-seeking and not in love! Self examination is a must to figure out why you get angry.

 

 

 

Love does not hold record of wrongdoings! God never keeps a record of our sins! He washes them away in Jesus’ Blood! He remembers our sins no more! So if we seek Agape’ Love we need not to remember our sins or our spouses! Otherwise we may use their wrongs against them if we are easily angered! This is NOT Love! Remember, Jesus forgave us and we must also forgive others!

 


6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails……

 

 

 

Love we seek never delights in evil but always Rejoices in the Truth. If we every find ourselves in sin, let us repent and rejoice in True Love that washed them away! Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Because Agape’ Love never fails!

 

 

 

Do we seek Love? Agape’ Love? If not, we need to Repent!! Because True Love is the only thing that will satisfy your longing soul. There is not enough money, sex, drugs or anything else this world has to offer that can fill your heart! God wants to fill you up with His Love. Let Him! Turn to Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of the Living God! Believe that Jesus was Crucified for you and He was Resurrected from the Dead! That is the what Agape’ Love did for you! Believe it and be Satisfied!

 


Now apply that to you and your relationships and see what happens!

 

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A True Love story


We know God is Love…..Agape’….. We should never want anything but Agape’….. We should never want the worlds version of Love. Why? Because the worlds version of Love is nasty, disgusting and Vain! The world views love through the flesh only and cannot see past its own self-centered, self-seeking, self-gratifying, seductive mind! But True Love is defined in the Bible and is the Kind of Love that can Only be achieved through Jesus Christ! His kind of Love is Pure, Holy and Righteous! Our hearts should yearn for Jesus kind of Love! Seek His Love O my soul! Should always be our prayer! The Bible teaches us to Draw near to God and He will Draw near to us. Well drawing near to our Father is up to us. Seek God with a Pure heart (not perfect) and we shall find that our Heart’s need to be Stretched out in order to receive more Agape’…Holiness and Purity…..This we know is Agape’ Love as expressed by Jesus Christ! His Crucifixion and Resurrection!

When Jesus Called me to Minister to the Souls of men it shook me to the Core of my being. I had to get to the place where I was willing to die for the ones He lead me to Minister too. Why? Because Jesus died for them! If Jesus Loves them enough to die for them then I must think highly of their souls worth! This Holy and Pure Love we seek within our hearts can only be explained by Holy Scriptures…..1Corinthians 13:1 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Yes, NOTHING! Agape’ Love is more Vast than the Universe. The Universe cannot even Contain Agape’ Love because God is Love and He contains the Universe. Do we want that kind of Love? Do we want our hearts Stretched with His Love?

For greater understanding of the Love we seek let us continue! 1Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails”….. Love is patient, are we patient in His Eternal Purpose? Is longsuffering a desire we have? The Lord Jesus “suffered long” for us and we should also seek His patience! Without patience it is not true Love! Love is kind. The Greek definition of kindness is simply; to show oneself useful, i.e. act benevolently. So, if we are seeking Agape’ Love we MUST show ourselves useful to others. Love does not envy (desire or be jealous over). If we seek Agape’ Love it cannot be envious! If it is, then it is of the flesh and is not Agape’! Love does not boast (meaning to Brag). Agape’ is NOT of the Flesh. Love is not proud. (Puffed up). Love is Humble. Always agrees with God! Always submits! Are we seeking True Love? Then Humble your-Self! Love is not rude. Are we rude? Then we are not in Agape’! Love is not self-seeking. Are we seeking self gratification? Then we are not in Love! Love is not easily angered. Do we find ourselves becoming angry with God? Angry with our spouse? Then we are not in Agape’ love with God or our spouse! Notice it says “easily angered.” Here is the Greek definition; to sharpen alongside, i.e. (figuratively) to exasperate:–easily provoke, stir. If we are easily provoked then we may be self-seeking and not in Agape’! Why? Because Love does not hold record of wrongdoings! God never keeps a record of our sins! He washes them away in Jesus’ Blood! He remembers our sins no more! So if we seek Agape’ Love we need not to remember our sins or our spouses! Otherwise we may use their wrongs against them if we are easily angered! This is NOT Love! Agape’ Love we seek never delights in evil but always Rejoices in the Truth. If we every find ourselves in sin, let us repent and rejoice in True Love that washed them away! Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Because Agape’ Love never fails!

Do we seek Love? Agape’ Love? If not, we need to Repent!! Because True Love is the only thing that will satisfy your longing soul. There is not enough money, sex, drugs or anything else this world has to offer that can fill your heart! God wants to fill you up with His Love. Let Him! Turn to Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of the Living God! Believe that Jesus was Crucified for you and He was Resurrected from the Dead! That is the what Agape’ Love did for you! Believe it and be Satisfied!

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Why Repent?


If God……”2Peter 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” is calling ALL men to Repent, to turn away from sin by turning to the Cross of Jesus, then God enables all the ability to REPENT….Quit making excuses for your sins! Let me bring in some other Scriptures to ponder!

 

Luke 13:1 ¶ There were present at that season some who told Him (Jesus) about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices……sounds wicked? Jesus responds—–>Luke 13:2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
3 “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish….

 

Luke 13:4 “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? Wow…..Jesus responded——->Luke 13:5 “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

 

Do we compare our sins with others in hopes ours will be lessened? Do you suppose that their sins are worse than yours?

 

Sounds like a horrific tragedy occurred when the tower fell on those 18 in Siloam. Do you think that is because they were more sinful than you? What about the tragedies that happen around us? School shootings, earthquakes, tsunamis, diseases etc. is because they are sinners and God is judging them because they are worse sinners than you?

 

What would Jesus say? “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

 

There is no sin for which it is worth your while to be damned. -Spurgeon

 

So what is stopping you from admitting you are a sinner and turn away from the very thing that will destroy your soul? It is shocking to reflect that a change in the weather has more effect on some men than the dread alternative of heaven or hell.

 

There may be sin in your life which you will never speak to anyone, but there is no sin for which the Blood of Jesus can’t wash away! Repent for Kingdom of God is Near! Image

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